Scott A. Borgman


Born in Minnesota, I have always had a love for writing, ever since childhood. I currently live in Wisconsin with my wife, Nicola, and our three children: DeAnna, Jhessica, and Michael. As well as our loveable dog Jaena (who allows US to sleep in HER bed it seems!) and our playful little kitty Aimee.

Our youngest son, Cameron, passed away in 2010 at the age of 3. And though we miss him more than words can possibly express, he has been my guide, my teacher, and my reason for writing. Thank you, my son, for being my angel, and guiding my fingers along the way. I hope you are as proud of me as I will forever be of you. I have done my best to pass on the lessons you taught to me.

I hope that each of you who reads my work enjoys it as much as I do in writing it for you. I've always had a love for books, particularly fantasy, and writing had always been a childhood dream of mine. For so long that dream was nothing more than a star twinkling high up in the sky, as so many childhood dreams seem to be. But it was always up there, waiting. All I needed to do was reach up.

As an author, if my work has you cheer for some of the characters, laugh with them, cry with them, love some of them or detest some of them, then I am pleased. After all, that is the goal of every author - to bring out the emotions of the reader.

I would love to hear from each of you. I invite you to rate and review my work, and if you'd like to reach me, please do so!


TWITTER: @ScottBorgman



My best wishes, to each and every one of you, and remember that every dream is a star in the sky, and no dream is impossible to reach. The first step is easy: Just reach up.

Here are my current published works:

*** The Exiled Trilogy *** (Available exclusively on

The Exiled (Book 1)

The Exiled: Continuation (Book 2)

The Exiled: Infinity (Book 3)

*** Tales of Tal'Avern *** (Available exclusively on

Province of a Thief (Book 1)

Darkness and Dragons: Volume I (Book 2)

** Other Works ** (Available right here on Smashwords for free!)

From the Heart (Poetry)

The Ebook Writer, One Author's Journey


'To learn what's truly important in life, all one needs to do is look in the eyes of a small child - one who still looks upon the world through innocent eyes - who has not learned about lies, hatred, and selfishness, but knows only the emotion of love. It is they who are the real teachers. They are the ones we should strive to learn from, and be more like. If we could learn to see once more through innocent eyes, imagine how beautiful our world would become.'

--Scott Borgman

Smashwords Interview

Why did you become a writer?
Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer. It was a childhood dream. As I got older, that dream got pushed aside for a long time because it wasn't a 'steady income'. It wasn't until my youngest son tragically passed away at the age of 3 that I realized it wasn't a lack of wanting to write - it was because I would have been doing it for the wrong reasons. When we're young, our dreams aren't dictated by monetary gain, but by what we want to do in our hearts. Cami's passing touched so many lives, many of them people who had never met him. That is why I write now. Because he taught me that life is not about how much you make, but how you touch the lives of others. He was my greatest teacher, and I hope that my work can touch the lives of others as he did.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I suppose a common answer might be seeing my work after it's been published - that sense of accomplishment. In all honesty though, hearing from my readers. Whether it's praise or criticism, getting their feedback makes even the all-night writing sessions (and there are usually quite a few!) worth every minute. I'm not writing simply because I love to write, but because my readers mean so much to me. Without them, I am simply putting a collection of words together. I am fond of saying that I can breathe life into the characters, but it is the readers who give them their souls.
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Where to find Scott A. Borgman online


The Ebook Writer, One Author's Journey
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A personal look back along the highs and lows along the road that led to seeing the dream of becoming an author a reality.
From the Heart
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A short collection of poetry written from the mind, from the soul, and From the Heart.

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Scott A. Borgman's favorite authors on Smashwords

Jess Elizabeth O'Connell
Latest book: Times Hearts.
Published July 13, 2013. (4.50 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Scott A. Borgman

  • Rag Doll on March 14, 2013

    Very creepy tale. Well written, and left an impression of wanting to go make sure neither of my daughters had any creepy rag dolls lying around forgotten in their rooms!
  • UFO 1955 on March 14, 2013

    Interesting tale, kind of a blending together of War of the Worlds and The Terminator was the impression I got from this.
  • The Seasons May Drift on March 15, 2013

    Mixed feelings with this book. The story concept is good, and I agree with Robert that the book does convey many emotions. The story's 'snapshot' type form is something different, whether intended or not, that aspect is done very well. While it does seem like there are places where it felt like random thoughts were thrown together, the overall story is not lost. Personally, I had hoped for a different ending. And that is why I give this a 4 out of 5 stars, because how a story is told all too often overshadows the most important aspect of any tale. Stories that bring out emotions within the reader are the reason we read in the first place, and the goal of I hope each of us that writes attempts to accomplish with our own works. Jess, you accomplished that goal for me. Thank you, and my best wishes to you.
  • Times Hearts on Aug. 15, 2013

    Once more, Jess has delivered her amazing style of writing with Times Heart. With several different stories set within the pages, each of them with their own flow of dialect, Jess is able to make the reader feel like they are in each of the time frames and regions. An absolute recommended read for those looking for something more than the 'typical' read that is commonplace today. Wonderful job! 5 Stars!!!
  • Gossamer Wings and Other Things on Aug. 19, 2013

    An absolutely wonderful books of poetry, quotations, and pictures. A definite one to keep in the digital library! 5 stars! (in case the rating doesn't show up)